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Bible in one year


January 3


Genesis 5:1-32
1. This is the history of Adam's family. When God created people, he made them like himself.
2. He created them male and female. And on the same day he made them, he blessed them and called them "humans."
3. After Adam was 130 years old, he had another son. This son looked just like Adam. Adam named his son Seth.
4. After Seth was born, Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters.
5. So Adam lived a total of 930 years; then he died.
6. After Seth was 105 years old, he had a son named Enosh.
7. After Enosh was born, Seth lived 807 years and had other sons and daughters.
8. So Seth lived a total of 912 years; then he died.
9. After Enosh was 90 years old, he had a son named Kenan.
10. After Kenan was born, Enosh lived 815 years and had other sons and daughters.
11. So Enosh lived a total of 905 years; then he died.
12. After Kenan was 70 years old, he had a son named Mahalalel.
13. After Mahalalel was born, Kenan lived 840 years and had other sons and daughters.
14. So Kenan lived a total of 910 years; then he died.
15. When Mahalalel was 65 years old, he had a son named Jared.
16. After Jared was born, Mahalalel lived 830 years and had other sons and daughters.
17. So Mahalalel lived a total of 895 years; then he died.
18. After Jared was 162 years old, he had a son named Enoch.
19. After Enoch was born, Jared lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters.
20. So Jared lived a total of 962 years; then he died.
21. After Enoch was 65 years old, he had a son named Methuselah.
22. After Methuselah was born, Enoch walked with God for 300 years and had other sons and daughters.
23. So Enoch lived a total of 365 years.
24. One day Enoch was walking with God, and he disappeared. God took him.
25. After Methuselah was 187 years old, he had a son named Lamech.
26. After Lamech was born, Methuselah lived 782 years and had other sons and daughters.
27. So Methuselah lived a total of 969 years; then he died.
28. When Lamech was 182 years old, he had a son.
29. Lamech named his son Noah. Lamech said, "We work very hard as farmers because God cursed the ground. But Noah will bring us rest."
30. After Noah was born, Lamech lived 595 years and had other sons and daughters.
31. So Lamech lived a total of 777 years; then he died.
32. After Noah was 500 years old, he had sons named Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Genesis 6:1-22
1. The number of people on earth continued to increase. When these people had daughters, the sons of God saw how beautiful they were. So they chose the women they wanted. They married them, and the women had their children. Then the Lord said, "People are only human. I will not let my Spirit be troubled by them forever. I will let them live only 120 years." During this time and also later, the Nephilim people lived in the land. They have been famous as powerful soldiers since ancient times.
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5. The Lord saw that the people on the earth were very evil. He saw that they thought only about evil things all the time.
6. He was sorry that he had made people on the earth. It made him very sad in his heart.
7. So the Lord said, "I will destroy all the people I created on the earth. I will destroy every person and every animal and everything that crawls on the earth. And I will destroy all the birds in the air, because I am sorry that I have made them."
8. But Noah pleased the Lord.
9. This is the history of Noah's family. He was a good man all his life, and he always followed God.
10. Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.
11. When God looked at the earth, he saw that people had ruined it. Violence was everywhere, and it had ruined their life on earth.
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13. So God said to Noah, "Everyone has filled the earth with anger and violence. So I will destroy all living things. I will remove them from the earth.
14. Use cypress wood and build a boat for yourself. Make rooms in the boat and cover it with tar inside and out.
15. "This is the size I want you to make the boat: 300 cubits long, 50 cubits wide, and 30 cubits high.
16. Make a window for the boat about 1 cubit below the roof. Put a door in the side of the boat. Make three floors in the boat: a top deck, a middle deck, and a lower deck.
17. "Understand what I am telling you. I will bring a great flood of water on the earth. I will destroy all living things that live under heaven. Everything on the earth will die.
18. I will make a special agreement with you. You, your wife, your sons, and their wives will all go into the boat.
19. Also, you will take two of every living thing on the earth with you into the boat. Take a male and female of every kind of animal so that they might survive with you.
20. Two of every kind of bird, animal, and creeping thing will come to you so that you might keep them alive.
21. Also bring every kind of food into the boat, for you and for the animals."
22. Noah did everything the Lord commanded him.

Psalms 2:7-12
7. Let me tell you about the Lord's agreement: He said to me, "Today I have become your father, and you are my son.
8. If you ask, I will give you the nations. Everyone on earth will be yours.
9. You will rule over them with great power. You will scatter your enemies like broken pieces of pottery!"
10. So, kings and rulers, be smart and learn this lesson.
11. Serve the Lord with fear and trembling.
12. Show that you are loyal to his son, or the Lord will be angry and destroy you. He is almost angry enough to do that now, but those who go to him for protection will be blessed.

Proverbs 1:10-19
10. My son, those who love to do wrong will try to trick you. Don't listen to them.
11. They will say, "Come with us. Let's hide and beat to death anyone who happens to walk by.
12. We will swallow them whole, as the grave swallows the dying.
13. We will take everything they have and fill our houses with stolen goods.
14. So join us, and you can share everything we get."
15. My son, don't follow them. Don't even take the first step along that path.
16. They run to do something evil, and they cannot wait to kill someone.
17. You cannot trap birds with a net if they see you spreading it out.
18. But evil people cannot see the trap they set for themselves.
19. This is what happens to those who are greedy. Whatever they get destroys them.

Matthew 3:1-17
1. When it was the right time, John the Baptizer began telling people a message from God. This was out in the desert area of Judea.
2. John said, "Change your hearts and lives, because God's kingdom is coming soon."
3. John is the one Isaiah the prophet was talking about when he said, "There is someone shouting in the desert: 'Prepare the way for the Lord. Make the road straight for him.'"
4. John's clothes were made from camel's hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. For food, he ate locusts and wild honey.
5. People came to John from Jerusalem and the rest of Judea and from all the areas along the Jordan River.
6. They confessed the bad things they had done, and John baptized them in the Jordan.
7. Many Pharisees and Sadducees came to the place where John was baptizing people. When John saw them, he said, "You are all snakes! Who warned you to run away from the punishment that God is about to send?
8. Change your hearts! And show by the way you live that you have changed.
9. I know what you are thinking. You want to say, 'but Abraham is our father!' That means nothing. I tell you, God could make children for Abraham from these rocks.
10. The ax is now ready to cut down the trees. Every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
11. "I baptize you with water to show that you have changed your hearts and lives. But there is someone coming later who is able to do more than I can. I am not good enough to be the slave who takes off his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.
12. He will come ready to clean the grain. He will separate the good grain from the straw, and he will put the good part into his barn. Then he will burn the useless part with a fire that cannot be stopped."
13. Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan River. He came to John, wanting John to baptize him.
14. But John tried to find a way to say no. He said, "Why do you come to me to be baptized? I should be baptized by you!"
15. Jesus answered, "Let it be this way for now. We should do whatever God says is right." Then John agreed.
16. So Jesus was baptized. As soon as he came up out of the water, the sky opened, and he saw God's Spirit coming down on him like a dove.
17. A voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, the one I love. I am very pleased with him."